I Funny - FREE PREVIEW EDITION (The First 13 Chapters): A Middle School Story [NOOK Book]

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Jamie Grimm is a middle schooler on a mission: he wants to become the world's greatest standup comedian--even if he doesn't have a lot to laugh about these days. He's new in town and stuck living with his aunt, uncle, and their evil son Stevie, a bully who doesn't let Jamie's wheelchair stop him from messing with Jamie as much as possible. But Jamie doesn't let his situation get him down. When his Uncle Frankie mentions a contest called The Planet's Funniest Kid Comic, Jamie knows he has to enter. But are the ...
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I Funny - FREE PREVIEW EDITION (The First 13 Chapters): A Middle School Story

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Overview

Jamie Grimm is a middle schooler on a mission: he wants to become the world's greatest standup comedian--even if he doesn't have a lot to laugh about these days. He's new in town and stuck living with his aunt, uncle, and their evil son Stevie, a bully who doesn't let Jamie's wheelchair stop him from messing with Jamie as much as possible. But Jamie doesn't let his situation get him down. When his Uncle Frankie mentions a contest called The Planet's Funniest Kid Comic, Jamie knows he has to enter. But are the judges only rewarding him out of pity because of his wheelchair, like Stevie suggests? Will Jamie ever share the secret of his troubled past instead of hiding behind his comedy act?

Following the bestselling success of the hilarious Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life, James Patterson continues to dish out the funnies in another highly-illustrated, heartfelt middle school story. (Includes more than 175 black-and-white illustrations.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316231640
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 10/16/2012
  • Series: I Funny Series , #1
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 50
  • Sales rank: 1,637
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

James Patterson was selected by readers across America as the Children's Choice Book Awards Author of the Year in 2010. He is the internationally bestselling author of the highly praised Middle School books, Confessions of a Murder Suspect and the Maximum Ride, Witch & Wizard, Daniel X, and Alex Cross series. His books have sold over 230 million copies worldwide, making him one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida.

Chris Grabenstein has won multiple awards for his mysteries, thrillers, and middle grade chillers and has also collaborated with James Patterson on Daniel X: Armageddon. He lives in New York City.
Laura Park, a cartoonist and an illustrator, drew the pictures for Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life and Middle School: Get Me out of Here! She lives in Chicago.

Biography

James Patterson had been working as a very successful advertising copywriter when he decided to put his Masters degree in English to a somewhat different use. Inspired by bestselling hair-raising thrillers like The Day of the Jackal and The Exorcist, Patterson went to work on his first novel. Published in 1976, The Thomas Berryman Number established him as a writer of tightly constructed mysteries that move forward with the velocity of a bullet. For his startling debut, Patterson was awarded the prestigious Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel—an auspicious beginning to one of the most successful careers in publishing.

A string of gripping standalone mysteries followed, but it was the 1992 release of Along Came a Spider that elevated Patterson to superstar status. Introducing Alex Cross, a brilliant black police detective/forensic psychologist, the novel was the first installment in a series of bestselling thrillers that has proved to be a cash cow for the author and his publisher.

Examining Patterson's track record, it's obvious that he believes one good series deserves another…maybe even a third! In 2001, he debuted the Women's Murder Club with 1st to Die, a fast-paced thriller featuring four female crime fighters living in San Francisco—a homicide detective, a medical examiner, an assistant D.A., and a cub reporter. The successful series has continued with other numerically titled installments. Then, spinning off a set of characters from a previous novel (1998's When the Wind Blows), in 2005 he published Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment. Featuring a "flock" of genetically engineered flying children, the novel was a huge hit, especially with teen readers, and spawned a series of vastly popular fantasy adventures.

In addition to continuing his bestselling literary franchises, Patterson has also found time to co-author thrillers with other writers—including Peter de Jonge, Andrew Gross, Maxine Paetro, and Howard Roughan—and has even ventured into romance (Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, Sam's Letters to Jennifer) and children's literature (santaKid). Writing at an astonishing pace, this prolific author has turned himself into a one-man publishing juggernaut, fulfilling his clearly stated ambition to become "the king of the page-turners."

Good To Know

Patterson's Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas was inspired by a diary his wife kept that tracked the development of their toddler son.

Two of Patterson's Alex Cross mysteries (Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls) have been turned into films starring Morgan Freeman; in 2007, a weekly television series premiered, based on the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels.

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    1. Hometown:
      Palm Beach, Florida
    1. Date of Birth:
      March 22, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Newburgh, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    No

    Good book for 4th graders

    212 out of 290 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2012

    Victoria garza

    It is the funnyest Book I ever read besids Dork Dierys

    136 out of 220 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2012

    Blablabla

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    136 out of 241 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    I Funny

    I Funny is a halarious riot.I reccomend it to anyone.

    122 out of 152 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    I funny

    Why do u think its called i funny its hilarious click yes if u agree

    93 out of 130 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2012

    Cant wait

    I cant wait to read it

    79 out of 174 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Cool

    Sounds like a really good book if there is a commertall for it i think i will try it. Wait should i? Someone please answer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    75 out of 150 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2012

    Good book

    This was a good book but not that long.

    69 out of 130 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2012

    Hailey

    Who ever said this book is boring there wrong itd awesome and who ever said its boring there dumb

    57 out of 96 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    Everything you write turns out great sir. Im still trying to fin

    Everything you write turns out great sir. Im still trying to finish all the alex cross books before i move on to anything else. You are the only author I read.

    53 out of 93 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2012

    Never read it

    I hope it is a good book i have read the first one

    33 out of 65 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Buy?

    Should i get it? I am in 6th grade and i dont like jokes,i LOVE them!!!!i like to bug my friends with jokes,ones that will make you lol,and ones that will make you groan from it's cornyness.

    29 out of 45 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    Stop

    The people who think it's funny to post inappropriate things, well, it's not. Its just gross. Please stop. Anyways, the book is a good one. For the people who are asking if thy should get it, you should. Alot of kids from my class have read or are reading it.

    24 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    :)

    Awesome

    23 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    A-w-e-s-o-m-e

    Its even better then it looks 400 stars id give it

    21 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    Awesome

    It was so funny

    21 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    Look at this

    Is it appropriete for 10 year olds?

    18 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2012

    Stupid

    Boorriinngg

    18 out of 107 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    HALARIOUS

    THIS GREAT I WOULD TOTALLY RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!+++!!!!!!!++++!+++!!++!!!++???!!!!!!!

    17 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    Rocks

    The book rocks but it needs to be a little funnier but i still give it 5 stars the book rocks




    13 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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